Samantha was born in Los Angeles, California, where she has been exposed to art her entire life; Due to the fact that her father was a painter as well, he shared his love and knowledge of art with her. She has been creating art, especially portraits, as long as she can remember. She also majored in Illustration at the University of San Francisco and California College of the Arts (formally CCAC) and graduated with a BFA in illustration from both schools. Her major influences are impressionist art, Frida Khalo, Van Gough, and many many others. She currently still resides in Los Angeles California.